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1 Gastroenterology Certification Examination Blueprint Purpose of the exam The exam is designed to evaluate the knowledge, diagnostic reasoning, and clinical judgment skills expected of the certified gastroenterologist in the broad domain of the discipline. The ability to make appropriate diagnostic and management decisions that have important consequences for patients will be assessed. The exam may require recognition of common as well as rare clinical problems for which patients may consult a certified gastroenterologist. Exam content Exam content is determined by a pre-established blueprint, or table of specifications. The blueprint is developed by ABIM and is reviewed annually and updated as needed for currency. Trainees, training program directors, and certified practitioners in the discipline are surveyed periodically to provide feedback and inform the blueprinting process. The primary medical content categories of the blueprint are shown below, with the percentage assigned to each for a typical exam: Medical Content Category % of Exam Esophagus 11% Stomach and Duodenum 15% Liver 25% Biliary Tract 10% Pancreas 11% Small Intestine 10% Colon 18% 100% Exam questions in the content areas below may also address topics in endoscopy, genetic conditions, medication management and risks, nutritional support, and quality benchmarking.

2 Exam format The exam is composed of multiple-choice questions with a single best answer, predominantly describing patient scenarios. Questions ask about the work done (that is, tasks performed) by physicians in the course of practice: Making a diagnosis Ordering and interpreting results of tests Recommending treatment or other patient care Assessing risk, determining prognosis, and applying principles from epidemiologic studies Understanding the underlying pathophysiology of disease and basic science knowledge applicable to patient care Clinical information presented may include patient photographs, imaging studies, electrocardiograms, endoscopic video, and other media to illustrate relevant patient findings. A tutorial including examples of ABIM exam question format can be found at The blueprint can be expanded for additional detail as shown below. Each of the medical content categories is listed there, and below each major category are the content subsections and specific topics that may appear in the exam. Please note: actual exam content may vary. Esophagus Esophageal physiology Dysphagia Heartburn Chest pain Globus sensation Diseases and disorders 9% Oropharyngeal disorders Esophageal motility and functional disorders Achalasia Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) 11% of Exam 2

3 Barrett's esophagus Foreign body and food impaction Esophageal injury Esophageal infections Neoplasms of the esophagus Esophageal ulcerations Eosinophilic esophagitis Esophageal varices Systemic disorders involving the esophagus Stomach and Duodenum Physiology of the stomach and duodenum Symptoms and clinical presentation 3% Upper gastrointestinal bleeding Dyspepsia and upper abdominal pain Nausea and vomiting Diseases and disorders 10.5% Gastric mucosal disorders Inflammatory Infiltrative Peptic disease H. pylori Medication-induced disease Neoplasms of the stomach and duodenum Gastric motility and functional disorders Post-surgical conditions Bariatric surgery Surgery for benign disease Surgery for malignant disease 15% of Exam 3

4 Liver Anatomy, development, and physiology 2.5% Hepatic physiology Symptoms and clinical presentation 2.5% Abnormal liver chemistries Jaundice Portal hypertension Varices Ascites and hepatic hydrothorax Hepatorenal syndrome Portosystemic encephalopathy Pulmonary complications Pruritus Diseases and disorders 20% Inherited disorders Iron overload Wilson's disease Alpha-one antitrypsin deficiency Cystic fibrosis Sickle cell hepatopathy Cholestatic liver diseases Primary biliary cirrhosis Primary sclerosing cholangitis Secondary biliary cirrhosis Viral hepatitis Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Acute hepatitis B Chronic hepatitis B Hepatitis C Acute hepatitis C Chronic hepatitis C Delta hepatitis Hepatitis E Autoimmune hepatitis Vascular liver disease Alcoholic liver disease Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease Drug-induced liver disease 25% of Exam 4

5 Pregnancy-related liver disease Acute liver failure Neoplasms of the liver Liver abscess Hepatic manifestations of systemic disease Liver transplantation Indications and complications Surgical considerations for patients who have liver disease Extrahepatic manifestations in patients who have liver disease Biliary Tract Physiology of the biliary tract Obstructive jaundice Right upper quadrant pain Hemobilia Diseases and disorders 8% Gallstone disease Gallbladder diseases Bile duct diseases Biliary infections Neoplasms of the biliary tract Biliary motility and functional disorders 10% of Exam Pancreas Physiology of the pancreas Malabsorption Duct disruptions 11% of Exam 5

6 Diseases and disorders 8% Acute pancreatitis Chronic pancreatitis Neoplasms of the pancreas Small Intestine Anatomy, development, and physiology 2% Congenital anomalies Acquired structural anomalies Digestion, absorption, and malabsorption Mechanical obstruction and ileus Diarrhea Acute abdominal pain Chronic abdominal pain Bleeding from small intestinal source Abdominal distention, bloating, and gas Diseases and disorders 7% Small bowel motility and functional disorders Small bowel infections Small bowel injury Immunologic and inflammatory disorders of the gut Eosinophilic gastroenteritis Crohn's disease of the small bowel Complications Extra-intestinal manifestations Celiac disease Neoplasms of the small bowel Vascular disorders of the small bowel 10% of Exam 6

7 Colon Volvulus and intussusception Defecation Constipation Diarrhea Fecal incontinence Lower gastrointestinal bleeding Abdominal pain Diseases and disorders 15% Colorectal motility and functional disorders Colorectal infections Colorectal injury Inflammatory bowel disease Microscopic colitis Ulcerative colitis Crohn's disease Drug-induced inflammatory bowel disease Diverticular disease Hemorrhage Diverticulitis Appendicitis Neoplasms of the colon and rectum Vascular disorders of the colon and rectum Perianal and anorectal disorders Post-surgical colorectal conditions 18% of Exam January,

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